Fire extinguishers are efficiently designed to take control of the extreme as well as minor fire situations. They are typically sold in a cylinder with a pressurized agent as the propellant. They either use water, dry chemicals, wet chemicals, foam or carbon dioxide to extinguish fires and are typically found in cars, offices, homes and industrial as well as private buildings. You would have one in your office too. Do stop by and read on how to use it.
The following article lists the best fire extinguishers that you can buy for your home, office or car. Have a read!
10. Vic Fire Fire Extinguisher ($82.98)
This heavy-duty fire extinguisher is suitable for Class A (trash, wood & paper), B (liquids & gases) and C (energized electrical equipment) fires. The instructions are easy to read, and the pressure gauge on the top shows the charge level. The safety-pin is easy to pull and is made rechargeable. The unit comes with a wall hook and has a sturdy build. It is nNot suitable for use on Class K fires involving cooking media such as vegetable oils, animal oil, fats and grease and Class D fires involving metals such as magnesium, sodium, potassium and titanium.
“Well, the price was right and shipping time was as stated. Have not used them and hopefully won’t ever have to but they are a great security blanket. The purchase of the two pack allowed us to place one on our business and one at home.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Buckeye Fire Extinguisher ($39.00)
This multi-purpose handheld fire extinguisher is constructed from industrial grade steel and features aluminum cylinders with polyester powder coating engineered to withstand harsh environments and rough usage. The dry chemical is suitable for extinguishing Class A, B, and C fire. The unit has an iodized aluminum valve assembly for robustness, and the vehicle brackets serve for extended service life. You can check the operating status via the color-coded gauges. This unit measures 4-1/4-inches diameter by 7-1/4-inches width by 16-3/8-inches height. It is ideal for use in public areas such as offices, classrooms, churches, parking garages, hotel assembly halls, and guest areas.
“Was jubilant with this fire extinguisher all fittings were solid and the mount was stable and perfect for our RV. It was charged perfectly and was securely sealed.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Shield Fire Protection Fire Extinguisher ($23.71)
This 2.5lb marine fire extinguisher comes with a metal strap bracket and is approved for automobile use also. It is not rechargeable. It features excellent quality.
“Mounted to the back roll bar of my 2013 Jeep Wrangler using the metal supplied bracket and two black nylon one wrap lashing straps 2″ wide by Velcro which I purchased from Amazon. Been on the roll bar for about a year and has not moved. Excellent quality Fire Extinguisher at a good price!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. H3R Performance Fire Extinguisher ($142.14)
This liquefied handheld fire extinguisher poses no damage to electronics and vehicles on the whole. It comes with a steel strap and mounting bracket and the high-quality steel cylinders boast metal construction. The discharge range is measured to be 6-8 feet. It is compact light weight and does not impair the operator’s vision during operation.
“Although I hope I never have to use it, I feel better knowing I may at least attempt to either slow a fire from engulfing my Porsche 911 Turbo S or extinguish it completely. Fits quite nicely on the floor in front of the passenger seat.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Fire Command Fire Extinguisher ($29.99)
This pack of two fire extinguishing suppressant sprays can measure 16 ounces, and you get 2 in one package. These biodegradable fire fighting foam sprays can be easily utilized in homes, offices, auto, BBQ, fireplace, kitchen, garage, RV, boat, and camping.
“Bought these as a precaution. Perfect compact size to have in multiple locations for easy access, just in case. I have one under the kitchen sink and one in the garage. I’ll be purchasing a couple more so I can have one in each car also.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Amerex Fire Extinguisher ($99.05)
This 2.5 gallon Class A fire extinguisher is made from stainless steel and weighs 7 lbs. It utilizes the cooling, soaking and penetrating effect of a 45-55 ft stream of water and has a 55 seconds discharge time. All valves are constructed from metal and brass. The unit also comes with wall bracket for easy mounting. It leaves no residue and does not obstruct user’s vision while discharging.
“Bought this based on the recommendation in the “The Fire Smart Home Handbook” by Clyde Soles (also highly recommended).
I’m very pleased with this fire extinguisher. It comes empty. To fill, you unscrew the collar and lift out the hose/handle/tube piece, leaving the filling funnel in place. Add 2.5 gallons of water or until it bubbles over. (The filling pipe is designed to ensure you only add so much water, leaving an air space that will then be pressurized. Leave the funnel in the extinguisher). Screw the top part back on, and unscrew the cap on the Schrader valve. I used a bicycle floor pump to add 100lbs of pressure. The floor pump has a very accurate gauge, so it is recommended over using a filling station hose, supposedly the gauge on the extinguisher is not as precise, though mine came right to dead centre with 100lbs.
Use is easy. Pull the pin, squeeze the handle and spray. I got the 40′ distance and ~50 seconds of discharge claimed. This product is very much as advertised.
Since it was so easy to refill, I let everybody in the family have several turns practising with it and getting comfortable with the operation. Very pleased with this extinguisher” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Amerex Fire Extinguisher ($58.03)
This 5-lb dry chemical class (A, B, and C) extinguisher weighs 10 pounds and can be ideally used for ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids, gases and energized electrical equipment. It features all metal valves and includes wall mount brackets.
“These are the real deal, just like the standard full-sized ones you see, only smaller, around and height. -seem to be excellent, good quality product, refillable, soft, flexible hose, metal pull pin just the right size, good balance between weight and usefulness. -small enough to fit under the kitchen sink, and still large enough to be able to fight a good sized fire if need be, one for the shed, one for the basement, one for the kitchen, one for the garage. -comes with a metal bracket for hanging.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. First Alert Fire Extinguisher ($22.40)
This fire extinguisher is made for gasoline, oil, grease and electric fires. The unit also comes with a mounting bracket to put within reach for an emergency. The pressure gauge is large and easy to read. It features extra stability to prevent damage to a vehicle. It is effective against flammable liquid fires and electrical equipment fires.
“I bought this to put in an old muscle car. The extinguisher is small, but I hope it will be big enough if I ever need it. [July 3, 2010]
Update Aug 2011; This WAS big enough! My engine caught fire, and this extinguisher put it out, and I only used half. I ordered another to replace my spare.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Fire Gone Fire Extinguisher ($16.79)
This pack of two fire extinguishers has been exclusively made for Class A, B, and C fires. The unit delivers a robust, targeted stream of fire-fighting foam and stops fire fast. It is ideal for homes and offices.
“Started our first fire of the season last night and the chimney caught fire, roaring sound, ashes falling into the fire from above, scary.
My wife immediately grabbed one of these extinguishers and put out the massive log fire we had going in the fireplace in about 2 minutes. Luckily the chimney fire wasn’t able to survive once the wood fire in the fireplace was put out.
We had the fire department come just to be safe. I asked them about the Fire Gone extinguisher we had used. They said they were a quick, easy to use solution and virtually no clean up versus the powder type. They recommended we get more.
Thus this order for two more.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Kiddie Fire Extinguisher ($34.99)
This fire extinguisher has been exclusively built for Class A, B, and C fires. The unit is fully rechargeable and is suitable for industrial and office use (fights all types of fire-trash, wood, paper, liquids, electrical equipment). The pressure gauge allows for immediate pressure status check. It has a powder-coated aluminum cylinder for corrosion protection and is rechargeable. It comes with a wall hanger and weighs 4 lbs. The unit meets the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) which is an independent facility that tests products for compliance with widely-accepted safety standards.
“We bought one of these 12 years ago. Just went to a neighbourhood fire safety training session done by local Fire Dept. This model worked great in putting out the fire, after having been stored in our kitchen for 12 years. The gauge showed full charge “in the green”, and it was accurate. The fireman directing the event was impressed. He did mention that because these are powder-based, inverting and shaking them occasionally was a good idea. We had never done that, and it still had plenty of distance and power to put out the flames. Approximately 12 to 15 seconds of powder spray with a reach of about 6-8 feet. We will be replacing the one we just used the same kind. Other reviews have done the construction, and yes compared to the industrial/professional units the fireman had, the metal on the handle is thinner. For a home unit, it’s fine.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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